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" THE Village Life, and every care that reigns O'er youthful peasants and declining swains ; What labour yields, and what, that labour past, Age, in its hour of languor, finds at last ; What form the real picture of the poor, Demand a song — the Muse... "
The London Quarterly Review - Page 282
1811
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English Poems: The restoration and the eighteenth century (1660-1800)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - 1908
...THE VILLAGE The village life, and ev'ry care that reigns O'er youthful peasants and declining swains, What labour yields, and what, that labour past, Age,...finds at last, What form the real picture of the poor, 5 Demand a song—the Muse can give no more. Fled are those times when, in harmonious strains, The...
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English Poems: The restoration and the eighteenth century (1660-1800)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - 1908
...THE VILLAGE The village life, and ev'ry care that reigns O'er youthful peasants and declining swains, What labour yields, and what, that labour past, Age,...finds at last, What form the real picture of the poor, J Demand a song — the Muse can give no more. Fled are those times when, in harmonious strains, The...
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Poetical Works

George Crabbe - 1908 - 600 pages
...youthful peasants and declining swains ; What labour yields, and what, that labour past, Age, in lis hour of languor, finds at last ; What form the real...poor, Demand a song — the Muse can give no more. Fled are those times, when, in harmonious strains, The rustic poet praised his native plains : No shepherds...
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English Literature in the Nineteenth Century: An Essay in Criticism

Laurie Magnus - 1909 - 418 pages
...in effect is the satire with which Crabbe crushed the whole illusion a brief dozen years after — On Mincio's banks, in Caesar's bounteous reign, If...found the Golden Age again, Must sleepy bards the flattering dream prolong, Mechanic echoes of the Mantuan song ? l . . . From this chief cause these...
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Century Readings for a Course in English Literature, Volume 1

John William Cunliffe, James Francis Augustin Pyre, Karl Young - 1910 - 1143 pages
...care that reigns O'er youthful peasants and declining swains; What labor yields, and what, that labor past, Age, in its hour of languor, finds at last ; What form the real Picture of the Poor, s Demand a song — the Muse can give no more. Fled are those times, when, in harmonious strains, The...
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Essentials of Poetry: Lowell Lectures, 1911

William Allan Neilson - 1912 - 282 pages
...Corydons complain, And shepherds' boys their amorous pains reveal, The only pains, alas ! they never feel. On Mincio's banks, in Caesar's bounteous reign, If...found the Golden Age again, Must sleepy bards the flattering dream prolong, Mechanic echoes of the Mantuan song ? From Truth and Nature shall we widely...
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The Poetical Works of George Crabbe

George Crabbe - 1914 - 600 pages
...youthful peasants and declining swains ; What labour yields, and what, that labour past, Age, in its hours of languor, finds at last ; What form the real picture...poor, Demand a song — the Muse can give no more. Yes, thus 'the Muses sing of happy swains, Because the Muses never knew their pains. I grant indeed...
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English Prose and Verse from Beowulf to Stevenson

Henry Spackman Pancoast - 1915 - 816 pages
...I. 1783) The Village Life, and every care that reigns O'er youthful peasants, and declining swains; What labour yields, and what, that labour past, Age, in its hour of langour finds at last; What form the real picture of the poor, 5 Demand a song— the Muse can give...
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A Book of English Literature, Volume 1

Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Robert Grant Martin - 1916 - 889 pages
...care that reigns O'er youthful peasants and declining swains; What labor yields, and what, that labor past, Age, in its hour of languor, finds at last; What form the real picture of the poor, 5 Demand a song — the Muse can give no more. Fled are those times, when, in harmonious strains, The...
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English Poetry and Prose of the Romantic Movement: Selected and Ed., with ...

George Benjamin Woods - 1916 - 1432 pages
...swains ; What labor yields, and what, that labor past, Age, in its hour of languor, finds at last ; 5 ott, Foresman JThc poem Is founded on an incident In Lord George Anson's Voyage Round the World (1748). 1 comment...
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